Friday, October 31, 2008

War of the Worlds

Everybody knows by now the story of Orson Welles's War of the Worlds broadcast. Last night was the 70th anniversary of the historic event. It was a Halloween tradition of mine (for a few years anyway) to listen to a recording of the broadcast after all the trick-or-treaters had come and gone. I haven't done it recently, but it this may be a good year to start up again.

If you've never heard Welles's WotW broadcast, do yourself a favor and check it out. It still has the power to delight even today's cynical audiences. You can find a copy at Mercury Theatre on the Air - along with most of the other Mercury broadcasts.

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